February 27, 2015


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 27, 2015

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State.
(PRESS AVAILABILITY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

11:05 a.m. Secretary Kerry attends President Obama’s meeting with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a welcome reception to commemorate the announcement of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman delivers remarks on Northeast Asia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Under Secretary Sherman’s remarks will be livestreamed on 2009-2017.state.gov.
Members of the press must rsvp with Carnegie Endowment at (202) 939 2233.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Stengel and Assistant Secretary Ryan meet with representatives from Bloomberg Philanthropies, in New York, NY.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel and Assistant Secretary Ryan meet with President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Emily Rafferty, in New York, NY.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on travel from February 27 to March 9. Please click here for more information. In Manila, Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with senior Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of National Defense officials to discuss regional security, bilateral security cooperation, maritime security, and the upcoming Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Ghana, Mali, and Senegal from February 21 to 27. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR PETE SELFRIDGE

9:30 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with Secretary Kerry’s meeting with the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State.

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Selfridge assists with President Obama’s meeting the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Director General of the U.S. Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Josefina Vidal and the Cuban delegation, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson holds a press availability, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd street entrance.
The press availability will be streamed live on 2009-2017.state.gov.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR TOM MALINOWSKI

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a welcome reception, hosted by Secretary Kerry, to commemorate the announcement of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Director of the Institute of State Effectiveness Clare Lockhart, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE FRANK ROSE

Assistant Secretary Rose is on travel to Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and India February 23 through March 9, for a series of strategic discussions on international security. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL RUSSEL

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Russel meets with Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan and Under Secretary Stengel meet with representatives from Bloomberg Philanthropies, in New York, NY.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan and Under Secretary Stengel meet with President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Emily Rafferty, in New York, NY.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS PUNEET TALWAR

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with Assistant to the Egyptian Minister of Defense Maj. Gen. Fouad Abdelhalim, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Talwar meets with Director of Political-Military Affairs at the Israeli Defense Ministry Amos Gilad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield participates in Secretary Kerry’s meeting with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State.
(PRESS AVAILABILITY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MEETING)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Russell attends a welcome reception, hosted by Secretary Kerry, to commemorate the announcement of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Russell meets with Vice President of Global Communications and Women’s Initiatives at Tupperware Brands Corporation Elinor Steele, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR WAR CRIMES ISSUES STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Los Angeles, California to deliver remarks at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

9:30 a.m. Director McKean participates in Secretary Kerry’s meeting with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State.
(PRESS AVAILABILITY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MEETING)